Most genre fans will have a certain fondness for SPACEBALLS, Mel Brooks’ 1987 STAR WARS spoof. There’s often been talk of a sequel happening, although with a new STAR WARS movie on the horizon it appears that the time could now be ripe for a follow-up to finally happen.
When asked recently by Adam Carolla about SPACEBALLS 2, Brooks said, “Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about SPACEBALLS the other day. In SPACEBALLS, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says, ‘Do you think we’ll ever meet again?’ and I say, ‘Well, I don’t know… maybe in SPACEBALLS 2: THE SEARCH FOR MORE MONEY.’ And I’m thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after STAR WARS comes out – maybe a couple of months later – I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn’t get its money back… but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing SPACEBALLS 2 would… I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he’d do it, and I’ve still got me.”
Whilst Pullman and Zuniga are still active, Rick Moranis has officially retired from acting at this point. Then there’s John Candy and Joan Rivers, both stars of the original who are both now sadly no longer with us.
Whether SPACEBALLS 2 finally happens, we’ll have to wait and see. Either way, that other film, as in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, hits screens on December 18th.
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